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A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
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Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
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Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
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Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Beacon of Light International Church, near Cromartie Beach, in Albany had two nests full of yellow jackets in their yard.
Harrison Kennedy who attends the church called in a bee keeper to remove them.
It took bee keeper Dale Richter three hours to remove the under ground nest that contained more than 50,000 yellow jackets.
Just before daybreak, bee-keeper Dale Richter, armed with three chemicals, took on 50,000 yellow jackets who built two huge nests at the east Albany church.
"I hadn't really even gotten started yet," Richter said when he got a good look. "So far that's part of it and all of this is part of it."
Richter digs, and sprays, digs and sprays, digs and sprays. He uses aerosol chemicals in work like this."This is regular wasp and hornet spray. You can buy it over the counter. "
He says that it's not the insects that are the most dangerous part. It's the digging, because he has a bad back.
"They're just real aggressive," he says.
Even using chemicals it took the bee keeper three hours to kill both nests.
"Workers and a queen start making the nest. Once one section is made, they just keep going."
"I'm feeling much safer and more aware of what could happen. They are hazardous and dangerous," said Harrison Kennedy.
A danger now removed for the people who attend this East Albany church.
The beekeeper also says if you see a wasp, bee, or yellow jacket nest, experts say stay away from it.
Seek medical attention if you happen to get stung. And be aware of your surroundings when you're outside in the backyard.
Yellow jackets can be really nasty if you get stung, and their nests are in holes in the ground, unlike other stinging insects. A mild winter means that more of them are out there now.